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The residents got sick of all the road rage and head-on collision close-calls. So they got together and started attending Johnston Town Council meetings. Then their local newspaper finally wrote … more
Have you driven on Hartford Avenue recently? If so, your license plate was likely one of 162,180 vehicles detected in the last 30 days by one of three Flock Safety cameras monitoring traffic in … more
The Ferri girls basketball team had a big winter as it finished the regular season unbeaten to win its division. It would go on to a solid run in the postseason, reaching the state semifinals to wrap … more
Last call for cookies. Johnston Girl Scout Troop 171 will host its final cookie booth on Sunday, March 30 at the Burger King on Putnam Pike, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to troop leader … more
Amazon’s looking to re-negotiate their tax deal with Johnston. The estimated opening date of Johnston’s Amazon has been bumped back several times. While the company says … more
The Johnston boys basketball team’s season came to a close last Friday night when it fell in the opening round of the open state tourney 58-54 to host East Providence. The Townies trailed until … more
Students from 15 Ocean State high schools struck gold, silver and bronze in the 41st annual Rhode Island Academic Decathlon held Sunday at Bryant University. “We ran out of medals,” … more
As residents prepared to leave their Hargreaves Street homes for the Jan. 8 Town Council meeting, they heard the familiar crunch of metal, plastic and reflector glass. Then, the sirens got louder … more
After a half-year and counting, a Special Legislative Commission studying decreased quahog catch is nearing the finish line. The commission will discuss their recommendations in an early April … more
The top-seeded Johnston girls basketball team was upset 45-42 by No. 3 Hope in the Division IV Championship on Monday at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The Panthers had beaten the Blue Wave … more
The “non-renewal” list included the names of 40 Johnston educators. “Special Educator, Ferri Middle School … Guidance Counselor at Barnes School … Math Teacher, … more
Johnston High School students are not likely to know the name Frank Lenox, but rest assured that teachers Debby Smyth and Kerry Murphy have been in contact with him since the beginning of the … more
Construction crews have begun clearing land at the future site of the new Johnston Elementary Center. “With the land clearing now taking place, the new elementary school is becoming a … more
The Johnston boys basketball team would run away with a 61-51 Division II Quarterfinal win over Rogers on Tuesday night to advance to this weekend’s semifinals against unbeaten, top-seeded … more
Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died … more
It was a rare, stinging rebuke of state officials by an enforcement wing of the federal government. Then the Ocean State’s Attorney General weighed in, reddening the handprint left behind … more
Johnston voters may decide on a $40 million flood bond to fund stormwater management and sewer upgrades in the wake of four major flood events over the past year. On Feb. 12, Johnston Town … more
Is your school committee big enough? Johnston voters will likely decide whether to nearly double the current school committee, from 5 to 9 members, should that question make the ballot in … more
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League held its Gymnastics State Championships last weekend at Rhode Island College, and Johnston freshman Gianna Desmarais was the school’s lone … more
Sen. Frank Lombardo III dropped from helicopters to ski inaccessible moguls. Somehow, he balanced business, community service, law-making and family. “Our Senate family is heartbroken with … more
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